By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that the 2012 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network Dec. 13. Kick-off from Rome, Ga., is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. EST. The 57th annual event is hosted by The Championship Foundation (Rome).
No. 3 Morningside (Iowa) and No. 5 Marian (Ind.) will clash at Barron Stadium in each program's first-ever national championship appearance. Tickets for the game can be purchased by calling 1-800-858-7601, on-line by clicking here or at the gate. For more ticket information, click here.
NAIA veteran broadcaster Jason Knapp will handle the play-by-play duties with color analysis from former NFL offensive lineman Mark Tauscher. Peter Young will be reporting from the sidelines for the second-straight year.
For the third-consecutive year, the game will be offered in high definition (HD) quality. Niles Media Group is the production company for the event. The post-game trophy and banner presentation also will air live on the telecast, time permitting.
CBS Sports Network, a division of CBS Sports, is the original 24-hour cable network dedicated to college sports. CBS Sports Network covers more than 300 live games annually, showcasing 30 men's and women's sports, in addition to a variety of studio shows, documentaries and original programs. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telecommunications providers and via satellite on DirecTV and Dish Network.
For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network in your area, click here.
For more information on the Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship, click here.
Dish Network: Channel 158 (HD)
DirecTV: Channel 613 (HD)
AT&T UVerse: Channel 643/1643 (HD)
Sioux City, Iowa (Morningside) Market
Cable ONE: Channel 12
Knology: Channel 169
Indianapolis, Ind., (Marian) Market:
Comcast: Channel 274/1721 (HD)
Bright House Network: Channel 430/861 (HD)